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12th
International Competiton
An Escalator in World Order
Director_ Kim Kyung-man
Korea 2011 118min Digi-Beta color/b&w feature
Review

This is much anticipated first feature-length film from Kim Kyung-man, the peerless director in Korean independent film scene. It is a sort of mixture between two diffrent aesthetics which he has developed in his experimental shorts and essay films ; re-editing method experimented in Long Live His Majesty (2002) and Things That We Shouldn’t Do (2003), and distancedobserving method in We Serve in the National Security (2000) and Legally Cursed (2004). He has re-edited materials from official documents such as propaganda or newsreel films and then reversed the original meanings of materials. New meanings are produced totally opposite to those original in two different ways ; (1) between words and images : the fancy speeches of political figures inconsistent with some images (for example, president Jeon Duhwan’s inaugural speech inconsistent with the footages showing the infamous massacre in Gwangju city in 1980) (2) between past and present : images from the past conflicts with those filmed recently (for example, the images displaying ostentatiously the power of USA’s nuclear submarine conflict with the images of South Korea’s (typically fanatic) Christian demonstration denouncing North Korea’s development of nuclear weapons). Though the camera capturing the landscapes of today’s Korean society only observes the subjects, while keeping a distance from them, some new meanings are produced different from the appearance of them. (Byun Sungchan)

CREDIT
  • DirectorKim Kyung-man
  • ScreenplayKim Kyung-man
  • ProducerKim Kyung-man
  • EditorKim Kyung-man
  • CinematographyKim Kyung-man, Jung Jae-hoon
SoundKoh Eun-ha, Pyo Yong-soo
DIRECTOR
Kim Kyung-man
With abundant interests, he has been devoting himself at reediting archaic recorded-films, newsreel, and propaganda films. The Structure of Goliath (2006) was screened in the 7th annual JIFF. Currently serves as a youth member of Cinema Complex.
Jeonju Office

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Seoul Office

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